Animal cruelty investigators are preparing charges against two city women accused this week in some of the largest hoarding cases in recent memory.
George Bengal, director of law enforcement for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said he expects cruelty charges against Olga Federov, of Olney. Officials seized 90 animals from her house on Tuesday, including dogs, cats, chinchillas and pigeons.
A South Philadelphia woman, not yet identified, will be charged in connection with keeping an astounding 85 Chihuahuas and Chihuahua-mix dogs at her home on Earp Street near 8th, Bengal said. Two cats and two dead dogs also were found there in a raid Wednesday, he said.